Market analysis and supplier evaluation:
Execute analyses of local supply sources for the national and international procurement market.
Acquisition of supplier and market information in supplier conversations, feedback of product centers, exhibition visits, contact with purchasing offices and other media.
Derivation of strategies for the respective commodity resp. approaches e.g. to achieve cost savings, to define identical / similar parts and achieve decisions.
On the occasion of supplier visits (in co-operation with R&D, supplier management, cost planning -comparative evaluation of innovative ability, manufacturing technology, process and product quality as well as security of supply of vendors
Supplier enquiry and supplier selection:
Prepare selection of capable vendors. Execution of RfQs based on technical specifications. Comparison and evaluation of quotations in consideration of the local procurement strategy.
Proposal of development partners and suppliers in consideration of cost, quality, supply and innovation. Utilization of supplier development potentials. In this context reconcilement with the decision makers in development, engineering and manufacturing.
Participation in Product Projects:
Participate in cross functional module teams to work on product design, cost optimization and target cost achievement. In this context securing of compliance with deadlines and implementation of commodity strategy and supplier strategy.
Evaluation of concepts and sourcing strategies (e.g. volume bundling, single sourcing, part family creation, long-term agreements) for the respective commodity in order to secure target costs, partially combined with affected departments.
Generating of complexity reduction ideas in co-operation with suppliers.